Yutaka Matsuda (Japan, 1942-1998)
Born in Osaka in 1942. Matsuda received the Masterpiece Prize at the 10th Shell Prize in 1966, and became a Gutai group member the following year. He was conspicuous among later Gutai group members for his activity on kinetic artwork. Designed with simple colors and shapes, his artworks move in a way that is uncomplicated and elegant. Viewers are always intrigued by these movements, and the vibrations and sounds that they produce.
- Born in Osaka
- Graduated from he Department of Fine Arts, Naniwa College
- Osaka(now Osaka University of Arts Junior College).
- Recognition for the best work, the 10th Shell Art Competition
- Became a member of Gutai Art Association
- Excellence Prize, IBM Picture and Illustration Concurs
- “Gutai I, II,III,”Ashiya City Museum of Art & History
- Died in Sennan, Osaka Prefecture
- ”The 50th Anniversary of Gutai Retrospective Exhibition,”Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
- “Gutai: The Spirit of an Era.” National Art Center, Tokyo
- “Gutai: Splendid Playground,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York